The professional application of psychological knowledge to the solution of problems assoicated with human behaviour
The main areas of applied psychology can be dined by several key features:
- the nature of the problems that require a solution
- the target populations who normally serve as clients
The branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental ilness and behavioural problems.
Aims to reduce psychological distress and to enchance and promote psychological weel-being by the systematic application of knowledge derived from psychological theory and data.
- individuals, groups, organisations and systems
- work across the lifespan from very young children to older people
- people with mild to severy mental health problems with learning disbilities, physical and sensory handicaps, brain injurgy, substance problems, physical health (i.e. AIDS, cancer, diabetes, etc.)
Science Practitioner Model
The ideology that trained professional psychologists should be knowledgeable in both research and clinical practice.
- Integration of science with practice
- develop cometences in research that allow them to identify and critically appraise reserch evidence to inform clinical practice